Take part in a scary run for char­ity

Go! & Express - - Front Page - SARAH KINGON

BRING your pump­kins and spooky at­tire to join in the Hal­loween Trick or Treat night walk or run to­mor­row, to raise funds for the on­go­ing ther­apy costs of Dale Eldridge.

Dale sus­tained a trau­matic brain in­jury in 2013 af­ter be­ing knocked off his mo­tor­cy­cle by a taxi.

The in­jury has af­fected his mo­tor skills, speech and var­i­ous other cog­ni­tive abil­i­ties.

With the as­sis­tance of his fam­ily and ther­apy ses­sions, his short-term mem­ory has im­proved, he has re­gained his abil­ity to speak, makes use of the right side of his body and walks with the as­sis­tance of a spe­cialised gait trainer.

The funds raised will be put to­wards as­sist­ing with the ris­ing costs of his ther­apy.

Your whole fam­ily is in­vited to join in the fes­tiv­i­ties at Slater’s Toy Magic in Berea, which will be abuzz with scary ac­tiv­ity.

This year’s trails, which start at 6.30pm, will be scarier, darker and spook­ier than ever.

You can choose be­tween a 1km night walk for R30, a 3km Hal­lowee­nie Dash or a 5km Scary Trail, cost­ing R70 for chil­dren un­der seven and R80 for adults.

“It’s an event for the en­tire fam­ily fo­cused on fun, fun and more fun! Flash­lights and head­lamps are com­pul­sory for spook spot­ting,” event or­gan­iser Sharon Eldridge said.

Par­tic­i­pants are in­vited to come dressed ac­cord­ing to the Hal­loween theme but should wear re­flec­tive cloth­ing so they can be seen in the dark.

There will be prizes for the best dressed adult and child, as well as lucky draw prizes and sweet treats.

T-shirts will be handed out to the first 350 en­trants of the Hal­lowee­nie Dash and Scary Trail.

There will also be face paint­ing, jump­ing cas­tles, food stalls and late night shop­ping avail­able at Slater’s.

You can reg­is­ter and en­ter at Slater’s, Sanook or Tribal Triathlon for the event.

For fur­ther de­tails, con­tact Sharon on 083-284-3781.


FRIGHT NIGHT FUN: Get dressed up in your scary out­fit and go take part in the Hal­loween Trick or Treat night walk or run for a good cause. Pic­tured are par­tic­i­pants at last year’s event

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